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Joy

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Joy

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Faith exists in the mind, as human thought
with use of written word, this can be taught

Joy finds it's sanctuary, within every heart
The fleeting control of this, we have no part

It's source can't be held or bought or sold
this bliss can be evoked by young and old

humans label things they don't understand
as I had done, till I felt real pain in his hand

I felt love, hope and joy torn from my heart
life is beyond human control, he did impart

I give my present, future and immortal soul
the path to his wisdom, is under his control

It's delight, seen in the present here on earth
It's now not past or future, you will feel mirth

My heart felt the loss of love, hope and joy
This Idea of being in control, he did destroy

only in complete release, could I find his joy
its blissfulness is within the heart of this boy

No feeling, belief, or ideas, to lose or employ
It's in tears, smiles of women, man, girl or boy

I didn't loose my joy, I had really lost myself
My heart filled with hate, a sinner in oneself

A hard lesson for humans, yet all must learn
On a path, no control,  it's heaven we all yearn

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  1. Date: 5/3/2012 7:29:00 AM
    Wonderful Tom! Holding so much truth in this piece

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 3:22:00 AM
    Like it Tom, very well written. - Have a lovely day. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 8:17:00 AM
    yes, joy overflows in the present moment, not to be found in the past or future. Enjoyed your poem. Hugs, Catie :)